Archive: Rules Of The Road

Don't Go There: Rules Of The Road Vol. 6

Another entry on our list of things artists should never, ever do on a concert stage. 7. Do not bring a family member on tour with you specifically to crack a series of jokes about drinking when said family member has gotten into serious trouble because of the boozing. Let's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 8, 2008; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Go There: Rules Of The Road Vol. 5

A few words in defense of my concert. (Or not.) The latest additions to our list of things artists should never, ever do in concert were passed along by a Very Special Guest Contributor: Randy Newman. During his terrific concert last night at the Music Center at Strathmore (Klimek review...

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 25, 2008; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (1)

Don't Go There: Rules Of The Road Vol. 4

Hold on hold out ... for the new stuff. Another entry on our list of things artists should never, ever do on a concert stage. 6. Do not make a big deal about inserting new songs into a set list heavy on old, familiar fare. (And especially avoid asking permission...

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 16, 2008; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (8)

Don't Go there: Rules of the Road Vol. 3

Cause I gotta have faith ... and a 20-minute intermission. The latest entry on our ever-expanding laundry list of things artists should never, ever do at a concert. 5. No intermissions. Ever. For 62 minutes last night at [Insert Telcom Company Name Here] Center, George Michael sang, swiveled his hips...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 30, 2008; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (10)

Don't Go There: Rules of the Road Vol. 2

For those about to rock ... we re-tune our guitars! Continuing Post Rock's laundry list of things artists should never, ever do at a concert, a couple of rules came to mind during last night's Fleet Foxes show at the Black Cat. (NPR has the audio archive here.) 3. Do...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 8, 2008; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Go There: Rules of the Road

Shut up and sing! The first in a series of posts in which we provide bands with a laundry list of things they should never, ever do at a concert. 1. Do not talk to the audience before the first song. The lights go down, a cheer goes up, we...

By David Malitz | May 16, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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